Firm goes in track of Kisumu carjackers
A CAR tracking company has opened offices in Western Kenya to reduce the rising cases of carjacking. Leighton Tracking Ltd at the weekend said they were alarmed by escalating cases of carjacking in the region.
Speaking during the official launch of the company’s office in Kisumu, technical consultant Dickson Karuga said they will work with police to smash carjacking syndicates. “Our gadgets can figure out the whereabouts of the contracted vehicles at any time of need hence quick recovery in an event of robbery,” said Karuga. “We also install gadgets such as the ignition shutdown that completely immobilises the vehicle whenever it is used by a stranger.”
Accompanied by the company’s operations manager Wilfred Cheror and Kisumu branch manager Charles Ochieng', Karuga expressed confidence that in the next three months they will reduce the alarming incidences of carjacking in Kisumu. “We are confident of dealing with the syndicate in this town which has witnessed several incidences of carjacking in the last few Months,” he said.
Cheror said they involve the services of credited officers from the flying squad department to deal with the situation. He exuded confidence that the cases of carjacking in Western region will be adequately handled as they will be in a position to trace the destination of stolen vehicles. The carjacking syndicate in the city points to Uganda and Nairobi as the major destinations for the stolen vehicles from the area.